2016 Labor and Employment Update is focus of Nemeth Law’s Raising the Bar series on Jan. 20

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Detroit, Mich.-–-Dec. 29, 2016––Raising the Bar, an educational series raising employer awareness of current issues in employment and labor law and offered by Detroit-based management side labor and employment law firm Nemeth Law, P.C., returns Jan. 20, 2016 with the annual labor and employment law update. The Jan. 20 presentation will review labor and employment law changes in 2015 and hot button compliance issues for the year ahead. Patricia Nemeth, founder of Nemeth Law, P.C., said 2015 was a milestone year.

“Over the past 12 months, the Department of Labor proposed changes to overtime regulations that will convert 4.6 million salaried employees to non-exempt employees eligible for overtime pay; the EEOC proposed new regulations that will govern employee wellness programs – ensuring their compliance with GINA and the ADA; and the Supreme Court decided cases on same sex marriage and religious accommodation” Nemeth said.

“The Court also addressed the vesting of retiree health benefits under a collective bargaining agreement,” Nemeth added. “That’s a far reaching list of changes. Up next is deciding cases on constructive discharge, class action certification, and whether public employees can be compelled to pay union dues. As 2015 ends and 2016 begins, changing labor and employment laws are definitely in the spotlight.”

Nemeth Law’s 2016 Labor and Employment Law Update will provide employers with practical tips and insights on navigating a swiftly changing labor and employment climate. Topics will include:
• Anticipated changes to overtime regulations and what employers should be doing now to prepare.
• Mandatory paid sick leave for government contractors.
• When insubordination is protected activity: 6th Circuit rules that vague threats against manager are protected by Title VII.
• Move over HIPAA and the ACA: wellness plans must also comply with GINA and the ADA.
• Watch your language: 6th Circuit rules that sloppy handbook language created FMLA coverage for uncovered employee; NLRB issues guidance for compliance.
• Who’s your employee? Developing theories of liability under the FLSA, Title VII and the NLRA for contingent employees, leased employees and franchisees.

Raising the Bar will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at the Management Education Center, 811 West Square Lake Road, Troy, 48098. Continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 11:45 a.m. The cost of the event is $75 per person and pre-registration is required. To register, e-mail Pamela Perkowski at pperkowski@nemethlawpc.com or call 313.567.5921.

About Nemeth Law, P.C.
Nemeth Law specializes in arbitration, mediation, workplace investigations, employment litigation, traditional labor law and management consultation/training for private and public sector employers. It is the largest woman-owned law firm in Michigan to exclusively represent management in the prevention, resolution and litigation of labor and employment disputes.

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